Women over 50 knee-high love boots, ankle boots, and booties. Sports shoes are certainly comfortable, but let’s face it, they’re not attractive. On the other hand, a pair of boots does give that feeling of confidence, glamor, modernity, and power that we used to. Have with the authoritative high heels, but without pain, clenched toes, sore soles, and blisters. Short boot styles (like anklets and their taller siblings, “booties”) have gone from being a one-season love affair to a year-round romance. Can’t stop looking at discount boots online? Even celebrities are addicted. These are my top nine novelties for you to play with your feet like a fashion expert:
Show your ankles, and… stop stuffing your booties.
Showing off the ankles a bit creates the illusion of adding more inches to the legs and adds style to the ankle boots. Start with classic straight-leg jeans, relaxed fit, or roomy. Roll up the hem twice an inch casually. Keep the roll up a bit messy, so it isn’t even. (Sleeves that are too neat look weird, and three or four wraps look too bulky.) Cut off the extra inches to roll them up as directed, or take them to a tailor to have them cut to just above your ankles. To add some flair, do it yourself and leave the edges unstitched.
Fix the so-called “ankle pants” to cover your ankle boots
For a more classic or professional look, or if you have wide ankles, keep your pants long enough to cover the tops of your ankle boots. Try to leave a little space above the foot. Here’s the secret: Very often, jeans and pants labeled ankle length is too long for most women (even though they will fit online models perfectly). Any tight or straight jeans or pants that gather at the bottom or that pile up over the ankle boots in a careless way must be cut to the length of the leg and the boots. When you go to the tailor shop, wear the boots or take them with you.
Make classic knee-high boots easier to wear
Do you like classic riding style boots or more fitted and elegant boots with a bit of a heel? These boots look great with knee-length or mid-calf dresses or skirts, with or without tights, and also with leggings or skinny jeans. Not they look good over baggy, baggy, or flared pants, so don’t even try (that’s what ankle boots and ankle boots are for). Knee-high boots can be difficult to put on or take off, particularly if you have older ones that didn’t have a zipper or elastic bands. Mature women’s legs tend to swell, and some of us have thicker calves. Here’s a trick I use in photo shoots: put thin plastic bags, laundry bags, or sandwich wrap over your feet and ankles, then put your boots on so they’ll slide off. Keep in mind that tall boots can be a problem for short women, as the tops fit in the middle of the knee rather than below the knee.
Over-the-knee boots can be tacky or wonderful.
I am often asked about this. Here’s the truth: Whether you’re famous or a former supermodel, high-heeled versions are great for paparazzi photoshoots and talk show gossip. For us normal people, we should wear low black over-the-knee boots (which give style and keep you warmer). Over-the-knee boots look great with skinny jeans or black tights; add long layers of T-shirts, long tunic jackets, a knee-length wrap dress, or a shirt dress that unbuttons or is baggy to show the legs a bit.
Short boots make long dresses (ankle-length or mid-calf) look great on us.
Short ankle boots with challenging ribbed soles, men’s military or lace-up boots can add a fresh, bohemian look to any feminine outfit. They keep sweet floral prints from looking weak, while peep-toe boots add sexy detail to little black below-the-knee dresses.
Unexpected colors or patterns can add some vibrancy.
Yes, black boots, ankle boots, and booties look good with everything, but sometimes it’s good to try new things. Shimmering leather boots in a warm brown hue look new paired with cool neutral colors like black, gunmetal, and dark blue. The brown, cream and gray tones look chic and are appropriate for hot climates and summer. Shimmering metallic hues give everything you wear a boost. And the animal prints… if the boots work for you, buy them! You will not regret it.
Give your boots a “facial” regularly.
Whether they are real or synthetic, new or old, subject leather and suede boots, ankle boots, and booties to a routine of preventive care and maintenance; Use the services of a shoe repair shop to have the leather soles of the finest boots reinforced, without rubber or ribbed soles, with an additional super-thin rubber sole to extend wear time and make them less slippery.
. Spray the boots with a waterproof spray once a month or as needed to form a transparent waterproof layer on the surface. It is not the perfect solution, but it helps counter the rain. You are not wearing rain or snow boots made of rubber or PVC.
. Always remove grime and grime before conditioning and polishing. No matter how fabulous your boot style is, any brand, stain, a sign of wear, or dirt will destroy the effect. Rub the suede boots with a rubber or a rubber pencil eraser or nail file, sand down dark marks, and restore texture with a clean old toothbrush or towel. Touch up scratches on dark-colored leather with natural oil (such as olive or safflower) on a cloth, a mixture of 50/50 baking soda and water, or a pinch of regular toothpaste (not for whitening). ). Rub gently, and then use a clean cloth to polish the area.
. Condition leather boots (synthetic and real) with a soft cloth at least once every two weeks to keep them polished and soft. Some creams and ointments soften leather, which can crack, dry and dull… just like facial skin. A neutral polishing cream or waxworks with any leather color and will not alter, darken, or change the color. Apply with a soft cloth; allow drying for 10 minutes, and then buffing with another clean cloth until shiny.
. Polish patent leather boots with a pinch of petroleum jelly and a clean cloth. Touch up the marks with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol or a little nail polish remover (try a spot that doesn’t show as much first).
Have a plan in case of an accident
Anticipate that a downpour will fall, that you will have to walk in a parking lot with melted snow, that you will drop the soup spoon on your feet, or that you will walk in a dirty puddle when you are wearing your leather or suede boots. Knowing what to anxiety; To:
. Wet boots: fill them with newspaper and let them dry away from the heat. Make sure to put paper in the toe area, so they don’t curl. Don’t try to blow dry them or put them in the dryer (yes, people do). Let them dry completely, air them out, and then condition them. Storing your boots wet can cause the leather to crack, peel, or mold.
. Salt stains in circles: Make a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar in a mug, soak a cloth and rub it on the stains. Vinegar breaks down the salt without damaging the leather. Then clean the boots with a cloth dampened with regular water.
. Food and drink spill: Apply baby powder, salt, or sugar to stains to absorb any excess. Wait for them to dry and clean them with a brush. Take them to a shoe repair store in case they are still discolored.
Invest in rain and snow boots
Winter boots have always been rough around the edges, focusing more on storms and frozen toes than fashion. This year, with new technologies, more streamlined silhouettes have been created that are waterproof and offer good traction. There are chic padded ankle boots with waterproof wedge heels, wool collar boots, and on-trend block heels, boots inspired by hiking or lacing combat, but with luxurious overlays and unexpected colors like white and silver. . Riding or Chelsea type rain boots (ankle-length boots with an elastic band on the sides), which look a lot like leather boots, are good for going to the office. And consider the new waterproof leather boots and booties a good all-season investment.